What To Pack For Mom #hospitalbag #bailybelle

Quite like my extensive list of what to pack for baby, I have a rather long list of what to pack for Mom for your hospital bag.


Some of these things certainly aren't essential to everyone, and yes...it's going to be overboard for some of you mama's out there, but this is my list of I'd rather have it than not.

Labor supports: These are things that might be helpful during labor, might take your mind off of the
task or pain at hand, and help you relax a little.

Portable DVD player with charger
DVD's
iPhone charger
headphones
camera and charger
things that you have an emotional attachment to - I have packed a little Wembley figurine that my Dad gave me. It helped tremendously in my labor with Owen.
deck of cards

Clothes for Mom
5 pairs of comfortable underwear
3 pairs of leggings
sweatshirt
pajamas
2 pairs of socks
2 sports bras
robe or dressing gown
slippers


Going Home Outfit for Mom: while a skirt may not seem like a practical choice for all, it makes me feel human.

maxi skirt
tank top
sports bra
sandals

Toilettries:
ear plugs
sleep mask
shampoo
conditioner
hair straightner
headbands
hair elastics
bobby pins
body wash
moisturizer
coconut oil
kleenex
extra pair of contacts
contact case and solution
glasses
hair brush
facial cleansing wipes
feminine hygiene pads (large pack of thin overnight with wings)
chapstick
small compact of makeup, with mascara

Optional: Things that I'd rather have than have to send my husband (or someone else) home for

Belly bandit
belly support band
flip flops
pillow
snacks
reusable water bottle
push present for my husband

So yes, an extensive list, but really....if there's anything I've forgotten to put in that bag, there's zero way I'll need it if I've covered off that entire list!

Other things to consider packing are things for your support person...

pillow
sweatshirt
change of clothes
bathing suit in case you want to labor in the tub (if your hospital suite has one)
sandals
snacks
spare change

And...it's always nice to pack something to thank your nurses. I'm going to be baking cookies and packaging them in cello bags, then popping them in the freezer so we can just grab them on our way out to the hospital.

Oh me, oh my! Let's go have a baby!
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